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Djordje Mihailovic scores first Eredivisie goal in AZ Alkmaar win

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AZ Alkmaar’s winning run was extended to four matches on Wednesday with American attacker Djordje Mihailovic celebrating his first Eredivisie goal in the process.

Mihailovic scored AZ Alkmaar’s second goal in a 4-1 road victory over Go Ahead Eagles, capping off the Dutch club’s 12th league win of the season. It was the former CF Montreal midfielder’s first goal involvement since arriving in Holland this winter.

Evangelos Pavlidis broke the deadlock for Pascal Jansen’s squad in the 38th minute, slotting home Yukinari Sugawara’s cross into the bottom-right corner. Mihailovic would extend AZ’s advantage in the 57th minute, heading home Sugawara’s cross for a 2-0 advantage.

Sugamara’s long-range strike in the 87th minute would further extend AZ’s lead to 3-0 before Go Ahead Eagles added a consolation goal in stoppage time. AZ’s Zico Buurmeester capped off a dominant performance for the visitors in the 95th minute, propelled his squad into first place for the time being.

Mihailovic logged 83 minutes in the victory, winning six of nine duels, drawing one foul, and completing a match-high three tackles.

Up next for Mihailovic and his AZ Alkmaar teammates is a home clash with FC Utrecht on Saturday which will feature fellow American midfielder, Taylor Booth.

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  1. holland is probably perfect for a productive technical player like him. good team and they don’t play much defense there.

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  2. Always good to see Americans from MLS do well in Europe. Totally unrelated, I’ve always loved the name Go Ahead Eagles and wonder how it is they have an English name.

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